How to become a Non-Executive Director Course

March 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM – 04:30 PM UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre University of the West of England Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS34 8QZl http://www.executive-transitions.co.uk/courses/non-executive-director/ Following unprecedented interest in the “Becoming a NED” series, Executive Transitions have developed a course in Non-Executive Directorship, which launches on the 18th April at the UniversityContinue reading “How to become a Non-Executive Director Course”

Portfolio Careers Day

February 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre University of the West of England Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS34 8QZ This event requires registration: http://www.executive-transitions.co.uk/page/careers-day Executives Online is delighted to announce its support for the Portfolio Careers Day 2012 at University of the West of England Exhibition & ConferenceContinue reading “Portfolio Careers Day”

Is ‘comply or explain’ working?

Yes and no is the view of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) citing research by Grant Thornton which shows that whilst 96% of FTSE 350 companies comply with corporate governance codes, those that do not should provide greater detail when they choose to exempt themselves from corporate governance procedures. The concept of “comply or explain”Continue reading “Is ‘comply or explain’ working?”

Investors still have concerns about business accountability to shareholders

A new study by The Share Centre shows that although investors are generally supportive of the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship codes, there is still widespread concern that there is insufficient oversight into whether institutions really comply The Share Centre invited key industry experts to debate the “Accountability in Business” report, which provides an inside-look atContinue reading “Investors still have concerns about business accountability to shareholders”

Is a quota the best way to get more women on the Board?

Companies may face quotas unless they promote more women to board level says David Cameron, arguing that businesses are “failing” the economy by not having enough women in senior positions. Appointing women as directors and encouraging them as entrepreneurs is “about quality, not just equality,” Cameron said at a meeting of the Northern Future ForumContinue reading “Is a quota the best way to get more women on the Board?”